Is a Metal or Asphalt Roof Better?

As a metal roofing company, we know that a metal roof is superior to an asphalt roof in many ways. However, you likely have already discovered that information as you weigh your options. It’s always our goal for our customers to feel confident and comfortable in their decision to replace their asphalt roof with a metal roof so we often discuss this during our free consultation.

Metal Roofing Lifespan

A metal roof will last, on average, about five times as long as an asphalt roof assuming all things are equal. Meaning you choose a quality manufacturer and an experienced installer and the two roofs are subject to the same weather. Metal roofing is simply more durable against all things that roofs are subject to including:

  • Strong winds
  • Hail
  • UV exposure
  • Fire
  • ice dams

Environmental Impact

According to Breaking Energy, metal roofing offers more environmental benefits than an asphalt roof. First, most metal roofing is, at least, in part, if not 100% made from recycled aluminum. Of course, at the end of its long life, it can be completely recycled. However, those aren’t the only benefits to the environment metal roofs offer. Depending on the color, a metal roof can be up to 90% reflective which far exceeds an asphalt roof. That means you should see energy savings in cooling your home with a metal roof the very day the installation is completed.

Metal Roofing Colors & Styles

Metal roofing from Classic Metal Roofs is available in three beautiful staples. The Oxford slate shingle, The Rustic shake, and the classic architectural look of standing seam. These roofs come in a variety of colors to choose from.

Why Doesn’t Everyone Have Metal Roofing?

A lot comes down to metal roofing pricing which is higher than that of asphalt roofing. However, once you compare the lifetime cost of one to the other, you’ll find that the difference in paying for 2 asphalt roofs and their maintenance is more, on average, than the cost of a lifetime maintenance free aluminum metal roof. The other factor is there are fewer metal roofing companies, especially in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

If you’re looking for the best metal roof installation under the sun, rain, wind, snow and ice for your home, call Classic Metal Roofs today at 866-660-6668. We’re fully licensed and insured. Ask about our financing options for your roof.

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